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The Five Cores? #1141513
02/13/18 09:38 AM
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Hi guys-
Got a hankering for a Myst-like, and ran across this oldie, but it seems to be totally unavailable? Even a previous thread with link to desura.com didn't work...Any fresh ideas?

Re: The Five Cores? [Re: Murphy] #1141529
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I'm not finding it - maybe someone else will know.

Re: The Five Cores? [Re: Murphy] #1141530
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I've tried looking for it as abandonware just in case, but no joy there either (at least not so far).

Re: The Five Cores? [Re: CaptainD] #1141534
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When I "Googled" for it, I found THESE

is this the game ??

But I don't know if any are safe sites ....


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Re: The Five Cores? [Re: Murphy] #1141537
02/13/18 12:32 PM
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Murphy,
Check your PM.

The game was released in 2012 according to archived pages at the web archive of neeblagames.com ***here***

There is more information about the game in the developer's postmortem -- what went right, what went wrong, also on the archive of the neeblagames.com website ***here***


Re: The Five Cores? [Re: Murphy] #1141578
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Murphy,
BEWARE of sites that offer "FREE" game downloads. You will get some "free" stuff that you don't want, and it won't be a "game", and it may not be "free". I've been there, done that. Always look for a legitimate game site, such as GOG, Steam, Humble Bundle, Gamersgate, Zodiac, etc. HAPPY GAMING!
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Re: The Five Cores? [Re: sanford] #1141594
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I made sure to mention that I didn't know if any of the sites were safe, Sanford ....


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Re: The Five Cores? [Re: Mad] #1141603
02/13/18 08:56 PM
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I saw that, Mad. I hope that murphy heeds our warnings.

Re: The Five Cores? [Re: Murphy] #1141615
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This is a much older game that I played and enjoyed quite a while ago. I later tried one of those "Free" sites to replay it. It took three days and some rather inventive profanity to clear all the crud out of my computer. Sadly, I don't remember which site it was.


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Re: The Five Cores? [Re: Murphy] #1141637
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Hi

I played The Five Cores in 2014, made a walkthrough for it to and I have still got it.....I could be wrong but I was never aware that this game was then a FREEWARE game. So if any sites offers it as a freeware game I would be very carefull to download it from those sites.

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Re: The Five Cores? [Re: Murphy] #1141663
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It was a purchased game from a single person with the name Neebla Games. Its price was around $10. I placed a copy on a disc. Mark Hasley reviewed it for us and then I played it. I see that my links all need to be dropped.

Take care,

Bill

Re: The Five Cores? [Re: Murphy] #1141670
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FYI, as per GameBoomers rules, we do not support any "free" or "abandonware" website downloads on a game that was not a free game to begin with without some documentation that the developer approves it.


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Re: The Five Cores? [Re: Murphy] #1141674
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Good Rule!

This is what Bert Jamin said about the game in his walkthrough.

"Foreword
The Five Cores is made by Neebla Games. You can buy the game for only € 6,99. Is it worth it? Well I can be short about that. It is worth every penny you pay for it and even much more. To be honest with you... it is a very long time ago that I played a game that I loved that much. So my advice... get the game ASAP!"

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Re: The Five Cores? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1141688
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Originally Posted By: BrownEyedTigre
FYI, as per GameBoomers rules, we do not support any "free" or "abandonware" website downloads on a game that was not a free game to begin with without some documentation that the developer approves it.


Maybe it would be best to delete my post of the download sites I found on Google then, BrownEyedTigre ??

Even though I DID clearly say I couldn't vouch for any of them, I would hate for anyone to suffer if they did decide to visit any shocked


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Re: The Five Cores? [Re: Murphy] #1141696
02/14/18 03:32 PM
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Anyone can do a Google search, Mad.
There's no need to remove the link.

I wasn't able to find any legitimate seller for The Five Cores using Google though.

If anyone does know of one, please post.

I bought the game direct from the developer's website at neeblagames back when it was active, but that website is gone now.

Originally Posted By: Jenny100
There is more information about the game in the developer's postmortem -- what went right, what went wrong, also on the archive of the neeblagames.com website ***here***

Going by what he posted there, the developer was having trouble solving some peoples' issues playing the game, so he may have stopped selling it because of the support issues.

Re: The Five Cores? [Re: Murphy] #1141714
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Maybe somebody should contact the author and suggest that there is interest in it, and that he offer it for sale again.
It had good reviews (see Mr. Bill above)

I just looked at some screenshots. They are beautiful, but what I would politely call "derivative" (not very original) Who cares? We MYST players love that stuff.


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Re: The Five Cores? [Re: Murphy] #1141731
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Tally Ho, the company is closed and the developer is working on art for movies like Despicable Me. He has deleted all his access and emails from Kickstarter and such but he is on FaceBook. I sent him a message but not really expecting an answer. I do not believe he wishes to be contacted.

Ana


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Re: The Five Cores? [Re: Murphy] #1141735
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I DO have "The Five Cores". it was a downloaded version, but I'm not sure where I purchased it. could have been through Amazon, or Gamersgate at the time. If I remember, I will let you know. BTW: I loved the game and I had a good Text WT to help me along.
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Only sites I just found are PHONY and NOT legitimate. BEWARE!

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Re: The Five Cores? [Re: Murphy] #1141736
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Funny, I just found this thread here from 4 years ago. Deja Vu lol


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Re: The Five Cores? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1141903
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Originally Posted By: BrownEyedTigre
Funny, I just found this thread here from 4 years ago. Deja Vu lol


Thanks for the link. It refreshed my memory about Five Cores. I posted in that thread that I ran into installation problems (missing msvcrt.dll issue) and once I got it running there was tedious retracing steps and major head bob that made me nauseous. I never came close to completing it.

Re: The Five Cores? [Re: Murphy] #1141942
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Five Cores was released around the same time as a game called Kairo, which was also a 3D game. People generally thought Kairo had better puzzles, even though its graphics looked less "pretty" than The Five Cores. Of course neither game looked as good as a pre-rendered game from 15 years earlier, like Riven.

Kairo is still available at places like Fireflower.
http://fireflowergames.com/shop/kairo/

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I played that game back then without ANY "incident". Great story. wonderful graphics. music, and sounds. I hope you CAN find this game somewhere from a legitimate seller.
Sandy

Re: The Five Cores? [Re: Murphy] #1141973
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Hello,

I'm the developer. I no longer support this game but I uploaded it on Gamejolt if anyone is still interested.
If you experience some in-game graphic issues read the description on the game page where I explain how to fix it.

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Thank you so much for stopping in lanomalie! I just got your link in your message so I'll add it here. And thank you for offering it to us!

Download Five Cores Here.

If you have troubles following the instructions, do not post here, post in Glitches for help please! All posts regarding help will be moved.

Once again, thank you so much lanomalie!

Ana wave


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Re: The Five Cores? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1141984
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This is much appreciated, lanomalie. Thank you very much. wave

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